After 40 Years, Betty Logan Moving On from Water Authority


Published on August 11 2016 4:24 pm
Last Updated on August 11 2016 4:24 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

She'll still be around for now, but after 40 years Betty Logan is preparing to move on.

Logan has worked as secretary for the Effingham Water Authority since April 1976. She announced plans to depart as office manager at the end of the year. Jamie Sayne has been hired to succeed Logan and they are working together on an orderly transition.

Logan said, "I just thought it was time to train somebody on this job." The late Jim Parker was then the attorney for the Water District and when working for Parker's law office, Logan took over duties with the Water Authority when Juanita Huffmaster retired. Now, it's Logan's turn to try something new.

She admitted it's like family with the Water Authority and thanked all of the trustees she's worked with through the years, including Jim Boos who has been on the Board for 39 of her 40 years. She said, "it's gonna be tough." She still hopes to work a little this year and even early next year with Sayne before making a complete departure. She plans to remain as resident manager of Evergreen Terrace Apartments.

The Water Authority Board at this month's regular meeting awarded bids for road maintenance materials and for printing materials for 2017 boat licenses. Trustees also heard from Ted Rhodes regarding a rough road at the intersection of South Circle and South Shore Drive. The Board will work with Lake Superintendent Michael Dirks on what options are available, if any, to improve the condition of the road.

Trustees also heard from Brian Larson, owner of Larson's Landing, regarding a truck show to be held at his marina on October 1. Larson expects the show will draw 1,800 people with 400 to 600 vehicles. The organizers of the truck show and Larson will provide all security, staff and port-a-potty facilities for the event. They will also take care of all necessary insurance certificates. Larson will have more details at the Board's September 12 meeting. Trustees voted to let EWA property be used for the event.

Trustees also reported that the boating committee reviewed a neon sign at Larson's Landing and do not believe it is offensive or a nuisance to lake residents.